patching a ground blind?

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  1. ShaneB22

    ShaneB22 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    How would you go about patching a ground blind? If I can save some money and do it myself before the end of the season that would be great. It has two small tears and one about 3"x2". It looks like you could sew it but by the time you pop the hubs out it would probably tear out the tread. It sucks because I thought I had that thing tied down good and if I didn't have it in the middle of a thorn patch I could have said good by to that blind after three days of strong winds. Thanks for any help guys.
     
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    ShaneB22 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I use Gorilla tape from any big box hardware store. It's just glorified duct tape, but it come in camo. I got a 6 inch tear in mine and put the tape across the outside of the tear and matched it on the inside and sandwich it together. It hasn't moved or got worse in 2 years.
     
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    Duct tape for the win!
     
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    ShaneB22 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    I was thinking about duct tape but I thought a patch might work better. I might end up trying it because it's my sisters first year hunting and she's only been out once and I would like her to get a deer her first year. She sat in my stand but it's harder for her to draw her bow in the stand for some reason, so the blind is her only option
     
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    My blind is full of holes lol. Still works fine.
     
  7. ShaneB22

    ShaneB22 Die Hard Bowhunter

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    Yeah I know it will work but I don't want them to get get bigger especially since it's winter and snow will come eventually and tear them more. Yeah it's only $100 but I don't want it to be a complete pile of crap when I don't want to buy a new one right now.
     
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    Sew it with waxed dental floss and then put super glue on the seam. Did this to a 2 ft tear in my hub style blind and it's worked great.
     
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    Dental floss is a good option and then cover it with duct tape.

    "If you can't fix it with duct tape, it can't be fixed!"
     
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    I use gorilla tape


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    Go to Wal Mart or somewhere and pick up some "ShoeGoo."
     
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    Not for seams...but for just a hole in the blind use iron on patches.
     
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    Tenuous tape will stick and stretch when you pop it out

    Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
     
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    Definitely try Gorilla Tape--it is easy to install and very reliable!
     
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    Ditto on the gorilla tape!!!
     
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    Good suggestions! I would patch it when it's relaxed not erected that way you can pull the tear closer together!
     
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    I would get a bottle of tear mender or camo patch. We use them on our wall tents all they time. Leave the blind erected and take a patch of material, squeeze a bead (it's runny) down each edge of the patch. have someone inside the blind hold a piece of plywood agains the tear so you have something to press the patch against. It works perfect and will last through rain, snow, whatever... tape would be the last thing I use.

    You can get tear mender at fabric stores and places like Ace.
     
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    I think you must take the help of a contractor for repairing the patching as patching is not as easy as you think. I had a heard about Paving Contractors Queens who provides with the best quality work related to construction hope it will be helpful.
     
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    How many gorillas have to die to make 1 roll of gorilla tape?:rant:
     
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    I've used iron on patches, easy on and last a long time. Can find them at any fabric store.
     

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